Suspected Gastrointestinal Malignancies in General Practice

The COVID pandemic caused an upheaval to the endoscopy services for suspected upper and lower gastrointestinal malignancies. To talk through the changes in how referrals are managed and what that means for general practice and patients, Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott are joined by GPwSI in Gastroenterology Dr Sophie Nelson and Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Alistair Makin. The discussion includes using FIT tests to risk stratify patients with suspected lower GI malignancies, the use of the Edinburgh Dysphagia Scale for suspected upper GI malignancies, a reminder of 2 week wait criteria, and little on iron deficiency anaemia and Helicobacter Pylori. 

Listen to the podcast episode on PodBean at https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-ecpkc-fdb6a3

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